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Ms. Marvel S1 E2 ‘Crushed’ review – Learning the Superhero Life

Happy Ms. Marvel review day! Here we are second week in, and lots to unpack and discuss. Let’s start off with the most fun, the cute new boy.

This week on Ms. Marvel, we are slowly learning more and more about the secrets behind the bangle, and where this power comes from. We are also seeing some very concerning movements from the government, the DODC, who now makes me think they are not the good guys. Hydra once again? Let’s also not forget about the new boy at school! Kamran, seems like a pretty good love interest for Kamala, although he might not be all that he seems.

This week’s episode had me hooked right away, with studying Kamala’s new found power, trying to learn more about her mother’s side of the family and a new cute boy added to the mix. It was a great ride. I’m loving that there are about three big mysteries that need to be solved (hopefully this season), the first of which is Kamala’s family. From what I’m putting together her great grandmother might have been the first to tap into her superpowers (or as they are calling them in this MCU, enhanced), and I think her own mother might have known about her own powers but pushed them down and away (because of whatever bad happened with the great grandmother). But, I love that we know that the bangle is not where Kamala’s power comes from, but how they are able to be unlocked (though I did enjoy her asking if this means she’s related to Thor). 

Our second mystery we get this season is a government who is not keen on enhanced humans, or superhero society. As the agency showed, DODC is trying to place blame on Kamala and think of her as someone who is hurting others (even when you can clearly see she’s not). I would like Fury (or even his second in command, Agent Hill)  to step in please and keep doing their good work with helping potential superheroes in the making, instead of being off planet all the time and letting all hell break loose on Earth.

Our last mystery is the above mentioned new cute boy, Kamran. I would have been all for the romance that this episode was leaning toward at first, but now with the little surprise twist at the end of the episode. I’m going to have to go with Kamala who needs to figure out her powers and secret identity first (although, I have a feeling she’s going to be more like Tony Stark and be out in the open with her power), and then move on to more of the romance. 

Another really great part of Kamala’s story is the in depth look we are able to gain with showing her and her friend, Nakia, going to Mosque. Also, with the two of them talking about being able to balance the traditions, society and finding a way that they feel most like themselves. Nakia is also portraying how she wants to change their community bit by bit, starting with the leadership of their community at the Mosque (she’s also going to bag her white whale as she states with all that guilt she’s laying on pretty thick). 

You can now catch the first two episodes of Marvel’s newest superhero, Ms. Marvel now on Disney+. New episodes stream weekly on Wednesdays!

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Ali Raphael
Ali Raphael
Ali is a professional workaholic but likes to add more to her plate by reviewing comics/books/ tv shows/movies and anime. In every other waking moment, she breathes books, manga and anything Marvel. Every day she wishes she was a Part-Time Avenger, instead of a full-time Target employee.

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